Alice Queen

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Court dismisses dispossessory claim by Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles Mays Sr.

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed a dispossessory case filed by Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles Mays Jr. on Wednesday, finding that the court had already ruled against Mays on the same dispossessory in November.

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Market improving for existing home sales in Rockdale, Newton

Homeowners in Newton and Rockdale counties who have been reluctant to put their houses on the market may find it’s a good time to rethink that decision.

Rockdale commissioners defer a vote on purchase of new Expedition for Chairman Oden

Rockdale commissioners voted Tuesday to defer a decision on the purchase of a new $44,756 Ford Expedition for use by Chairman Richard Oden.

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The Rev. Aldren Sadler honored with Barksdale Lifetime Achievement Award

Rockdale County’s most prestigious award was presented Tuesday to a home-grown leader with a passion for the community.

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Chairman Richard Oden supports display of national motto 'In God We Trust'

A sign bearing the national motto “In God We Trust” is now on display in the Rockdale County Assembly Hall where the Board of Commissioners holds its regular meetings.

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JACK SIMPSON: The missing man

It isn’t a name we see daily in our local newspaper. Nasr al-Ansi appeared in a video proclaiming responsibility for the attack in Paris of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office bombing where twelve people were killed by Al-Qaeda terrorists. To commander al-Ansi said it was Al-Qaeda that chose the Paris target.

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Commissioner Doreen Williams raises questions about SUV purchase for chairman

A requisition for a new vehicle for Rockdale’s commission chairman drew scrutiny during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners work session.

Newton community discussion helps residents understand their rights

Questions ranged from how far down to roll the car window during a traffic stop to when to allow law enforcement officers to search a vehicle.

Rockdale County deputies to get backup weapons

155 Glock handguns to be ordered

Certified personnel with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will soon be issued new Glock handguns as backup weapons.

Rockdale County approves requisition for body cameras

Cameras will be purchased from seized assets

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office got the go-ahead from commissioners Tuesday morning to equip the department’s patrol deputies with body cameras.

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